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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Little Mermaid - School Holiday Fun!


Book now! qltg.org.au January 14-20 2019. Queenscliff Uniting.

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group 
presents

The Little Mermaid 
January 14-20 2019 
Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall

Tickets are now on sale for the Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group's January school holiday production of The Little Mermaid.

Tickets are also available from
Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre
55 Hesse St, Queenscliff - Ph: 03 5258 4843

The Little Mermaid is one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most well known stories, but unlike the original story, this one has a happy ending!

The Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group are proud to present this wonderful family show during January. After a sell out season of Peter Pan last year, we have once again secured the services of Debbie Fraser to direct. With a mostly local cast from Queenscliff, Pt Lonsdale and Ocean Grove, it promises to be another highlight of the summer holiday season.

While everyone is familiar with the Disney version with Arial and her friends Flounder and Sebastian the crab, our Mermaid's name is Nieela, which translates to Sea Princess, and her brave companion is Clem the Clam.

It all begins on the day the youngest Princess Mermaid is celebrating her fifteenth birthday, and is granted permission by her father, King Neptune, to swim to the surface of the sea. Wearing a beautiful crown fashioned by her grandmother and accompanied by her close friend Clem Clam, she encounters a sailing ship and recognises and falls madly in love with young Prince Frederick.

But the evil Sea Witch and her two nasty side kicks, Rip Tide and Zip Tide, interfere. Using her magical powers The Sea Witch conjures up a terrible storm. The Captain and his crew jump overboard, but young Prince Frederick is thrown from the ship and almost drowns. Nieela swims to his rescue and brings him to shore.  Once Frederick recovers he spots a young peasant girl Georgina walking along the shoreline who he unfortunately believes to be his saviour. The Prince promises to marry her the next day in honour of saving his life. Meanwhile Nieela seeks the assistance of the Sea Witch, to drink of a magic potion so that she can lose her fish tail and stay permanently on the land to pursue the Prince.

Nieela is tricked into trading her voice for the potion and now cannot explain to Prince Frederick the truth of the rescue. What will happen to make the Prince realise his mistake? Does the Sea Witch take control of the undersea kingdom? To find out you will need to come and see the show!


Performances are
January 14th - 17th at 10.30am & 1.30pm
January 18th 10.30am, 1.30pm & 7.30pm
January 19th 10.30am & 1.30pm
January 20th 1.30pm
at Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall Crn Hesse and Stokes Sts.


Cast
Nieela Edwina Royce
Sandy Sophie Baker 
Bubbly Eloise Wingrave
Shellie Kaitlyn Eastwood
Clem Clam Guy Wingrave
King Neptune Ian Royce
Grandmother Mermaid Meegan Baker
Sea Witch Chanelle Tait
Riptide Alicia Jones
Ziptide Georgia Archdall
Frederick Henry Stephensen
Sea Captain Alan Hossack
Sailor/Minister Adrian Petrovic
Pierre Seth Baxter
Georgina Karina Whytcross
Clara Trinity Marrell-Seach
Borgy Lachlan Whatman
Fish #1 Zoe Walter
Fish #2 Issy Baker
Oyster Siena King
Crayfish Indigo Gowlett
Sea slug Anabelle Wingrave

Monday, November 19, 2018

QPLCE Community Grant

We are pleased to announce that we were successful in our submission to the Queenscliff Point Lonsdale Community Enterprise (QPLCE) for a community grant of $2000 to be used for the purchase of sets.

Many thanks must go to QPLCE and Bendigo Bank Queenscliff for their generosity and ongoing support to the local community, and to the QLTG committee, particularly treasurer Mark Tonzing for their hard work preparing the grant application.

QLTG President Ian Royce with QPLCE Chairman Bob Merriman


The Queenscliff Point Lonsdale Community Enterprise (QPLCE) is a community organisation dedicated to supporting the growth and enhancement of Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff. This has been made possible by the support of Bendigo Bank.




Monday, October 22, 2018

Auditions - The Little Mermaid


October 29 (Adults) & November 4 (Children)
Queenscliff RSL


Auditions for our January production of The Little Mermaid will be held at the Queenscliff RSL, on the corner of King and Hesse St, from 7:00pm on Monday October 29 for adults, and from 10:00am on Sunday November 4 for children.

Please prepare a short monologue, and song with your own backing track (or acapella). 

To book an audition time please contact Laura Perry on 0416 150 642.


The Little Mermaid will be staged at the Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall during the January school holidays, with performances at 10:30am and 1:30pm each day between Monday January 14th and Sunday January 20th, with an additional 7:30pm performance on Friday January 18th.

All cast must be available for all production dates, and each evening through the production week commencing January 6th. Cast should advise of any unavailability through the rehearsal period during the audition process. 

All participants must be financial members of QLTG  - this applies to both onstage and offstage roles. Memberships will be collected at the auditions above, and at first rehearsal.

List of Characters

Nieela
Mermaid –15 year old – Must sing


Bubbly, Sandy, Pearly
Niella’s sisters

King Neptune


Adult Male
Mother of Neptune
Older female


Clam Clam
Nieela’s companion.  Small stature. Strong actor boy or girl.  Sings


Sea Witch
Could be male or female.  Strong actor


Rip Tide and Zip Tide
Sea witch’s henchmen.  Male or female.  Sings


Prince Theodore
16 years old.  Strong and confident actor.  Sings


Prince's Valet
Older male


Pierre
French chef.  Must do accent


Bogey
Hayseed boyfriend of Georgina.  Plays 16-18


Georgina
Peasant girl mistaken for Nieela.  Plays 15-18 years old.  Comic role


Clara
Lady in waiting to Georgina.  Any age




Saturday, October 13, 2018

January Show Announcement - The Little Mermaid


Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is proud to announce our January 2019 show!

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid will be staged at the Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall between January 14th and 20th.

Adult auditions
 Monday 29 October
Queenscliff RSL, Hesse Street, Queenscliff 
commencing at 7.00pm

Child auditions
 Sunday 4 November
Queenscliff RSL, Hesse Street, Queenscliff 
commencing at 10.00am

To book an audition time, please contact Laura on 0416 150 642


Tickets will be available soon after the conclusion of our current production of Dinkum Assorted from the Buy Tickets page on this website. In the meantime you can purchase tickets for Dinkum Assorted from this page.

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Dinkum Assorted - On Now!


QLTG's Dinkum Assorted opened last night to an enthusiastic audience at Queenscliff Uniting Church.

Six shows remain over the next week and tickets can be purchased through this website by clicking on the link below:


Tickets can also be purchased in person from

Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre
55 Hesse St, Queenscliff. 
Ph: 03 5258 4843
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Friday, September 28, 2018

Newsletter - September 2018

With only two weeks until Dinkum Assorted opens there is plenty happening at QLTG!

Our September Newsletter is out now, with all the latest news, including a wrap up of After Dinner and a look forward to the coming season of Dinkum Assorted. You can download the newsletter here:


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We will be looking for as many helping hands as possible through our production week, commencing Sunday October 7th, to assist with setting up the venue for the show. If you can help, even if only for an hour, then get in touch by clicking the Contact Us tab.

We will also be holding a fundraising barbecue this coming Sunday, September 30 from our set shed in Princess Park as part of the Queenscliff Community Market. So please feel free do drop in, meet the crew, enjoy a bite to eat, and support the local community all at the same time!


Don't forget Dinkum Assorted!

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group presents Dinkum Assorted
 October 12-20, Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall

Tickets are available from this website or the Queenscliff Visitor Information Centre


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Dinky-di Dinkum Assorted

Petrina Dakin (Connie), Nicole Hickman (Little Beat) and Carol Fogg (Grace)
in QLTG's Dinkum Assorted
In the Dinkum Assorted biscuit factory in Warrabadanga (otherwise known as the Queenscliff RSL rehearsal room) the ladies are curling up their Victory Rolls and Marcel Waves and getting to grips with WW2 underwear in preparation for the latest offering from Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group, October 12-20 at Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall.

Dinkum Assorted’s Director, Jennie Roles is in command, keeping her troops on top of the dialogue and stage movements and interpreting the challenges of Linda Aronson’s play brilliantly.

Well-thumbed and highlighted scripts are being clutched in anxious hands as the ladies learn their parts; not easy with 15 roles for 15 very different characters and lots of punchy and poignant dialogue to commit to memory.

As the scenery is still under construction, the rehearsal room is awash with odd boxes, tables and chairs, representing the interior of the factory. Ladies will often be found popping up in the middle of the (invisible) oven to say their piece!

Maestro Ron Sudden, aka Father Mulcahey, is fine-tuning the ladies in their magnificent harmonies as they belt out some well-loved WW2 classics – some rousing, some bitter-sweet.

QLTG invite you to come and sample their batch of Dinkum Assorted biscuits; there really is something for everyone’s tastes.

Oh, and did we mention the goat?

Dinkum Assorted
by Linda Aronson

October 12th, 13th, 14th,18th, 19th & 20th
Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall


Tickets

or visit
Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre
55 Hesse St Queenscliff
Ph: 03 5258 4843

Emma Jones (Joan), Ally Miller (Glad) and Jenn Stirk (Millie)

Petrina Dakin (Connie), Nicole Hickman (Little Beat) and Carol Fogg (Grace)


Friday, September 7, 2018

Dinkum Assorted

Presented by Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group
October 12-20
Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall


Probably the only play in the world written for a cast of fifteen women and a nanny goat, Dinkum Assorted by Linda Aronson is a wild comedy with music and tap dancing, set alongside some thought-provoking stories about women striving for personal and professional freedom. 

Set during the wartime spring of 1942 in the remote outback town of Warrabadanga, the female workers at the Dinkum Assorted Biscuit Factory are battling to keep the biscuits baking.

For these ordinary Aussie women in a town devoid of men, life is challenging. Not only are they fighting to save the factory machinery from being sold for scrap, they're running a 'Mum's Army' Civil Defence Unit, putting on a show for the war effort and coping with the sudden arrival of 2000 American airmen stationed just outside town.

Directed by Jennie Roles with musical direction by Ron Sudden and featuring a cast of 15 local ladies, Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group's production of Dinkum Assorted opens Friday October 12th at Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall with evening performances at 7:30pm on the 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th, and 2:00pm matinees on the 13th, 14th and 20th.

Tickets are $29 for adults, $25 concession and $20 for groups of 20 or more, and are available through this website by clicking on the link below, or at the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre, 55 Hesse St Queenscliff. Ph: 03 5258 4843

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Cast

Joan - Emma Jones
Connie - Trina Dakin
Millie - Jenn Stirk
Grace - Carol Fogg
Florrie - Gae Gray
Little Beat - Nicole Hickman
Ethel - Eleanor Beasley
Vi - Chanelle Tait
Rosie - Steph Beall
Pearl - Sue Rawkins
Glad - Ally Miller
Big Beat - Joy Launikonis
Doris - Vivienne Lewis
Edie - Heather Kiddle
Margie - Norma Addison

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is proud to continue with their presentation of Australian written plays and 'Dinkum Assorted' follows on from sold out seasons of 'After Dinner' and 'The Adventures of Peter Pan'.

Founded in 2001 Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is a volunteer run community based theatre group with a mission to create quality entertainment on the Bellarine Peninsula. To find out more about QLTG you can subscribe to our News Feed and follow us on social media at the links below, or send us a message via the Contact Us tab on this site.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Dinkum Assorted Pre-Show Express Dinner Offer

Queenscliff Brewhouse Pre-Show Express Dinner

Queenscliff Brewhouse invite Dinkum Assorted Patrons to enjoy a pre show express dinner available at the Brewhouse from 5:30pm to 7:15pm on show nights. 

Offer includes a complimentary pot of craft beer or regional wine with any main meal purchased.

 The Brewhouse Courtesy bus will also be available. 
Queenscliff Brewhouse is located at 2 Gellibrand St, a short walk from the theatre.

To book dinner please call The Brewhouse on 5258 1717.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dinkum Assorted Tickets On Sale Now!

Dinkum Assorted

October 12 - 20
Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall
83-89 Hesse St, Queenscliff


Tickets are now on sale for our October production
Dinkum Assorted

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Tickets also available from
Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre
55 Hesse St, Queenscliff
Ph: 03 5258 4843

In a little outback Queensland town during World War II, almost all the men are away overseas, leaving 15 very different hardworking women and Rita the Nanny goat to save the local Biscuit Factory and put on a dazzling tap-dance extravaganza for the 2000 US airmen stationed just outside the town.

Be prepared to laugh, cry and sing along with this very funny play about a group of women striving for personal and professional freedom against the backdrop of a changing world.
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Queenscliff Brewhouse Pre-Show Express Dinner


Queenscliff Brewhouse invite Dinkum Assorted Patrons to enjoy a pre show express dinner available at the Brewhouse from 5:30pm to 7:15pm on show nights. 

Offer includes a complimentary pot of craft beer or regional wine with any main meal purchased.

 The Brewhouse Courtesy bus will also be available. 
Queenscliff Brewhouse is located at 2 Gellibrand St, a short walk from the theatre.

To book dinner please call The Brewhouse on 5258 1717.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Borough of Queenscliffe Community Grant

QLTG are pleased to announce that we were successful in our recent application for a community grant from the Borough of Queenscliffe.

The Borough has kindly provided QLTG with a grant of $2000 to be used for upgrading our props and sets storage facilities at the Red Shed in Princess Park.

The Borough of Queenscliffe has always been a strong supporter of the Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group since our inception in 2001, and we are fortunate to be based within a council that encourages the growth of community groups.

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group would like to take this opportunity to thank the Borough for their ongoing assistance.

Queenscliffe Mayor Susan Salter presents QLTG President Ian Royce with the cheque

QLTG representatives with councillors at the presentation ceremony.
Mark Tonzing, Bernadette Byrne, Susan Salter (Mayor), Ian Royce, Matthew King, Boyce Pizzey (Deputy Mayor) 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Cast Announcement - Dinkum Assorted


Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is pleased to announce the cast of our October show!

Dinkum Assorted
by
Linda Aronson

Dinkum Assorted will run from October 12 - 20 at the Queenscliff Uniting Church.

Directed by Jennie Roles
Musical Direction by Ron Sudden

We are thrilled to welcome back a number of familiar faces and introduce some new QLTG talent!

Cast

Joan - Emma Jones
Connie - Trina Dakin
Millie - Jenn Stirk
Grace - Carol Fogg
Florrie - Gae Gray
Little Beat - Nicole Hickman
Ethel - Eleanor Beasley
Vi - Chanelle Tait
Rosie - Steph Beall
Pearl - Sue Rawkins
Glad - Ally Miller
Big Beat - Joy Launikonis
Doris - Vivienne Lewis
Edie - Heather Kiddle
Margie - Norma Addison

Congratulations to all our fabulous cast members and we look forward to another great QLTG show!

Tickets will be on sale very soon and available at this website.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Dinkum Assorted Auditions

Auditions

Dinkum Assorted
Thursday July 19
7pm at Queenscliff RSL

Following the sell-out success of After Dinner we are looking for a cast of 14 ladies of all ages for our October show, Dinkum Assorted by Linda Aronson.

We are very excited to welcome Jennie Roles as the Director and welcome back Ron Sudden as Musical Director.

Auditions for Dinkum Assorted will be on Thursday July 19th from 7pm at Queenscliff RSL, Cnr King and Hesse St, with callbacks at the same venue on Sunday July 22nd from 1pm.

To book an audition slot please call Laura Perry on 0416 150 642.
Audition forms can be downloaded here

For your audition please prepare a monologue of 1-3 minutes and a song from the WWII era.
Please provide either sheet music for the accompanist, or a backing track on a suitable playback device.

Dinkum Assorted

In a little outback Queensland town during World War II, almost all the men are away overseas leaving 15 very different hardworking women and Rita the Nanny goat to save the local Biscuit Factory, organise ‘Mum’s Army’ Civil Defence Unit, cope with the fact that two thousand US airmen have just been stationed outside town and put on a dazzling all taping show for the War Effort.
Be prepared to laugh, cry at this very funny musical comedy about a group of women striving for personal and professional freedom against the backdrop of a changing world.
Ladies find your tools, get your vocals warmed up and dust off your tap shoes we are looking for 15 ladies of varying ages to stage this wonderful Australian play by Linda Aronson.
Each Lady is as different as the biscuits you will find in assorted packs of biscuits, some sweet, some savoury depending on their age and life’s experiences.

Cast –
15 women aged from around 17 to 70 with the ability to sing and tap dance (or fake it) required.

Characters-
Rita – A goat (preferably not a real one!)
Joan – approximately 35
Elegant, well-spoken, intense woman attempting to get custody of her only daughter.  Joan has only just moved to town and started work at the factory.

Connie – 60+
Larger than life tea lady of the factory.  The lady who knows all the gossip.  Connie is originally for the North of England and not always popular with the other ladies.

Millie – 25 -30
Newly widowed. Millie cannot accept the news of her husband’s death as truth.

Grace – 50+
Forewoman of the Wafer biscuit department. Forceful take charge character.

Vi – Late teens – Early 20’s
Vi has stars in her eyes and is going to be a star in Hollywood one day (or maybe Tamworth).

Rosie - Late teens – Early 20’s
Vi’s best friend she tries to keep up with Vi’s theatrical expectations but she is not that ambitious.

Florrie - 70ish
A woman who tells it like it is and is not afraid to make sure the young ones know it.

Big Beat – No defined age
A tall and imposing woman.  Little Beat’s best friend.

Little Beat – 30+
Big beat’s best friend

Ethel – 40+
The perpetual victim who is nobody’s fool.

Pearl – 40 to 50
The hard working straight talking forewoman of the cream biscuit department.

 Glad -  20 to 30
 The extremely pregnant woman who can fix anything mechanical.

Doris – 30+
Friend of Edie

Edie – 30+
Friend of Doris

Friday, June 29, 2018

After Dinner - 4 Shows SOLD OUT!


We have had a tremendous response for our Low Light festival show After Dinner

Friday June 29 - SOLD OUT!
Saturday June 30 - SOLD OUT!
Thursday July 5 - Still Available!
Friday July 6 - SOLD OUT!
Saturday July 7 - SOLD OUT!

Four of our five performances are already fully booked, with just over 20 tickets remaining for Thursday July 5.

When they are gone that's it!

To ensure you don't miss out click on the "Get Tickets" button


If you have missed out, there's still plenty to do in Queenscliff over the Low Light festival.
Check out www.lowlightqueenscliff.com.au for the full program!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Newsletter - June 2018


With one show about to open and another going into auditions very soon it's a busy time of year at QLTG.

To stay up to date with all the latest QLTG news, and relive some old memories you can download our latest newsletter from this link.


If you would like to receive our newsletter via email, you can add your email address to our mailing list by clicking the Contact Us tab and filling in your details.

And don't forget After Dinner opens this week! Tickets are in high demand, with most shows close to capacity. There is still good availability on Thursday July 5.



To book tickets for After Dinner click the link here

For information on the auditions for Dinkum Assorted on July 17 click on this link


Saturday, June 23, 2018

After Dinner opens Friday!

After Dinner opens this Friday June 29th at 360Q

Both Saturday performances are already sold out and limited tickets remain for both Fridays. We still have good availability for Thursday July 5th but be quick! Click the Buy Tickets button to book.



After Dinner is presented by QLTG as part of the Low Light festival
For other Low Light events take a look at the Low Light website
www.lowlightqueenscliff.com.au

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Audition Information - Dinkum Assorted

Dinkum Assorted Auditions - Thursday July 19

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group will be holding auditions for our October show

"Dinkum Assorted" by Linda Aronson 

Thursday July 19th from 7pm 
with callbacks to follow on 
Sunday July 22nd from 1pm.
at Queenscliff RSL, corner King and Hesse St

We are looking for a cast of 14-15 women of all ages to be a part of this wonderful Australian play. 
Portraying the hilarious and poignant adventures of women working in a biscuit factory in remote North Queensland during World War II. Dinkum Assorted offers fifteen female artists the opportunity to laugh, cry, sing, and tap dance as they plot to save Australia’s iconic biscuit, become air raid wardens, put on a show for two thousand American airmen, and kidnap Rita the goat, the regimental mascot. 

For a brief synopsis of the story and characters download the information sheet here

To book an audition call Laura Perry on 0416 150 642, or if you have any questions regarding the auditions please send us a message via the Contact Us tab on this website.

Audition forms can be downloaded here

To audition please prepare a monologue of 1-3 minutes and a song from the WWII era.
Please provide either sheet music for the accompanist, or a backing track on a suitable playback device.

Rehearsals will commence late July/early August and will be every Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon. If you are unavailable for any rehearsal dates please make this known at the auditions.

Opening night is Friday October 12th, with closing night on Saturday October 20th.
Production week commences Sunday October 7th,  Cast will be required evenings and weekends throughout the production period concluding with the bump out on Sunday October 21st.

Ladies, we'd love to hear from you! Dinkum Assorted is a fabulous opportunity for actors, singers and tap dancers of all levels of experience from the beginner to the expert.

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is a small local community theatre group based on the Bellarine Peninsula. Founded in 2001 with a long history of successful shows we are sure that Dinkum Assorted will be our next success story, and we would love for you to be a part of it.

You can find out more about QLTG on this website - www.qltg.org.au or on Facebook @qltg3225